School Bullying Awareness Week Events

2011

Bullying Awareness Week is an annual campaign initiated in 2003 by Family Channel and Bullying.org Canada to show and tell kids that they have the power to do something about bullying. The message of Bullying Awareness Week is directed at the bystander – kids who witness bullying but may not do anything about it.

Knowing that bullying often stops when kids intervene on behalf of peers who are being bullied, adults can help kids think about their actions and identify how they could act differently to help reduce bullying therefore programs at schools are very important.

  • The ABI program was a big part of the anti-bullying activities at St. Mary Secondary School, C.D.C.I. West, Dale Road, Baltimore, Grafton, Colborne and Dr. Hawkins Public Schools.
  • A powerful video prepared by Abi’s Aunt, was shown at a number of schools to highlight the tragic consequences of bullying.
  • ABI rubber bracelets were introduced this year and were a huge hit with staff and students. Over 1200 were sold.
  • Both St. Mary and C.D.C.I. West ended their week long anti-bullying programs with outdoor shows of support.
  • The East high school has had a number of anti-bullying activities over several months. This will continue throughout the school year.
  • Sincere thanks goes to Shelley Ferguson, teacher at Grafton Public School for her efforts in support of ABI.

Thank you to all who participated and made this week a HUGE success!

St. Mary A.B.I “Band against Bullying” Walk

St. Mary A.B.I “Band against Bullying” Walk

St. Mary Band Against Bullying Banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

ABI SMSS 2010

St. Mary Anti-Bullying Week 2010

St. Mary Bullying Awareness Week

Bullying Awareness Week is an annual campaign initiated in 2003 by Family Channel and Bullying.org Canada to show and tell kids that they have the power to do something about bullying. The message of Bullying Awareness Week is directed at the bystander – kids who witness bullying but may not do anything about it.

St. Mary decided to have a different message and event associated with each day of the week.

Monday was “Message Monday”.

All homerooms were asked to come up with an Anti-Bullying slogan. The winning message will got posted on the school web site and all the students in the winning homeroom received a hot breakfast prepared by Mr. Taylor’s foods class. Congratulations to Mr. Linehan’s class for coming up with B.L.L.Y.N.G. Because “u” or “i” want no part of this word.

A.B.I. t-shirts started to go on sale for $10 and this year new car decals were being sold as well for $2. All proceeds will go towards helping support the A.B.I. Program.

Tuesday is “Time to Stop Gossiping Tuesday”.

For this day all students and staff were asked to stop gossiping and only say kind things to each other.

Wednesday is “Ways to Stop Bullying Wednesday”.

Teachers were asked to spend some time discussing bullying in their classes. Resources and web site links were provided. There was also an Anti-Bullying Pledge for students and staff to sign in the forum during both lunches.

Thursday is “Thoughtful Thursday”.

Students were asked to nominate a peer in their homeroom who stands out as someone who has always been kind and compassionate towards others.They submitted their name to Mrs Clapperton. The winner of the draw received an A.B.I. t-shirt.

Friday is “Friendship Friday” – Dress Down day for $2. Money was donated to A.B.I. Program

Staff and students received a name tag in their homeroom that they wore all day. Students were encouraged to make a new friend by sitting with someone they didn’t know at lunch. Everyone was allowed to wear their A.B.I. t-shirt with their uniform pants. Staff and students were called down to the gym for a group photo for the website and yearbook which ended our Anti-Bullying Week Events. Staff and Students were also treated to a homemade peace cookie provided by Mr. Taylor’s foods class.

We all have an opportunity and an obligation to teach children how to deal with the issue of bullying. Staff took the time to encourage students to discuss and participate in all the events organized. We all can benefit from making changes in how we treat each other.

ABI SMSS 2009

St. Mary Anti-Bullying Week November 2009